The Rivieras Biography

The Rivieras where formed in 1962 in South Bend, Indiana by

Marty Fortson: vocals and rhythm guitar

Joe Pennell: lead guitar

Doug Gean: bass

Otto Nuss: organ

Paul Dennert:drums

Initially known as The Playmates, they got aware there already exist a group with this name. So soon they change to The Rivieras after the Buick Riviera.


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